obolos 19
8 May 2021
Webauction
Lot 649
Anonymous, circa 300/280-276 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 7.03 g, 9 h), uncertain mint (Neapolis?). Helmeted head of Mars to left; oak spray to right. Rev. Horse’s head to right, wearing bridle, on base inscribed ROMANO; to left, stalk of grain. Crawford 13/1. HN III 266. Sydenham 1. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 650
Anonymous, Circa 260 BC. Litra (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.16 g, 4 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Minerva to left. Rev. ROMANO Head of bridled horse to right. Crawford 17/1a. HN III 278. Sydenham 3. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 651
Anonymous, Circa 241-235 BC. Litra (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.95 g, 6 h), Rome. Beardless head of Mars to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ROMA Head of bridled horse to right; sickle to left. Crawford 25/3. Sydenham 26. Dark green patina. Marks and corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 222 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 652
Anonymous, circa 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 25 mm, 5.97 g, 5 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head. Rev. Jupiter, holding scepter in his left hand and hurling his thunderbolt from his right, standing right in a quadriga, driven to the right by Victory who stands beside him; below, tablet inscribed with ROMA in incuse letters. Crawford 29/3. Sydenham 64A. Light porosity, lamination flaw on reverse, smoothing in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 653
Anonymous, 217-215 BC. Sextans (Bronze, 30 mm, 27.65 g, 6 h), Rome. Head of Mercury to right, wearing winged petasus; above, two pellets. Rev. ROMA Prow of galley right; below, two pellets. Crawford 38/5. Sydenham 85. Green patina. Light porosity on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 654
Anonymous, Circa 217-215 BC. Sextans (Bronze, 31 mm, 29.11 g, 10 h), Rome. Head of Mercury to right, wearing winged petasus; above, two pellets. Rev. ROMA Prow of galley right; below, two pellets. Crawford 38/5. Sydenham 85. Well centered with a dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Pedigreed to Leo Hamburger 96, in 1932
Lot 655
Anonymous, Circa 217-215 BC. Uncia (Bronze, 24 mm, 12.89 g, 11 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to left; pellet behind. Rev. ROMA Prow of gally right; pellet below. Crawford 38/6. Sydenham 86. Excellent centering and strike, with an attractive green patina. Some earthen deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 656
Anonymous, circa 217-215 BC. Semuncia (Bronze, 22 mm, 5.94 g, 1 h), Rome. Head of Mercury to right, wearing winged petasos. Rev. ROMA Prow to right with club on side. Crawford 38/7. Sydenham 87. Green patina. Scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
From the Prof. Dr. Giorgio Giorgi, sold by Ratto in 1955
Lot 657
Anonymous, Circa 217-215 BC. Sextans (Bronze, 29.5 mm, 22.18 g, 3 h), Rome. She-wolf standing to right, head turned back, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus; in exergue, two pellets. Rev. ROMA Eagle standing right, holding flower in beak; above to left, two pellets. Crawford 39/3. RBW 107. Sydenham 95. A clear example with a dark olive-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 658
Anonymous, Circa 215-212 BC. Triens (Bronze, 28 mm, 16.21 g, 12 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Minerva to right; above, four pellets. Rev. ROMA Prow to right; below, four pellets. Crawford 41/7b. Sydenham 105. Black patina. Light roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Pedigreed to Leo Hamburger 96, in 1932
Lot 659
Anonymous, Circa 214 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 28 mm, 13.73 g, 8 h), Sicilian mint. Head of Hercules to right, wearing boar's skin headdress; behind, three pellets. Rev. ROMA Bull charging to right, above serpent to right; above, grain-ear and three pellets. Crawford 42/2. Sydenham -. Dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 660
Anonymous, Circa 214 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 29 mm, 15.55 g, 9 h), Sicilian mint. Head of Hercules to right, wearing boar's skin headdress; behind, mark of value (•••). Rev. ROMA Bull charging to right, above serpent to right; above, grain-ear and mark of value (•••). Crawford 42/2. Sydenham -. nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 661
Anonymous, Circa 214 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 26 mm, 15.25 g, 7 h), Sicilian mint. Head of Hercules to right, wearing boar's skin headdress; behind, mark of value (•••). Rev. ROMA Bull charging to right, above serpent to right; above, grain-ear and mark of value (•••). Crawford 42/2. Sydenham -. Dark green patina with light earthen deposits. Some tooling in the patina on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 662
Anonymous, after 211 BC. As (Bronze, 32 mm, 33.83 g, 7 h), Rome. I Laureate head of Janus. Rev. I / ROMA Prow to right. Crawford 56/2. Sydenham 143. Quite worn but without significant problems. Fine.
Hammer Price: 35 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 663
Anonymous, after 211 BC. As (Bronze, 35.5 mm, 48.42 g, 3 h), Rome. I Laureate head of Janus. Rev. I / ROMA Prow to right. Crawford 56/2. Sydenham 143. Dark greenish-black patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 664
Anonymous, after 211 BC. As (Bronze, 36 mm, 40.21 g, 7 h), Rome. I Laureate head of Janus. Rev. I / ROMA Prow to right. Crawford 56/2. Sydenham 143. Green patina. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 665
Anonymous, circa 206-195 BC. Semis (Bronze, 29 mm, 17.70 g, 9 h), Uncertain Italian mint. Laureate head of Saturn to right; behind, S. Rev. ROMA Prow to right; above, S. Crawford 56/3. Sydenham 302a. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 666
Anonymous, circa 206-195 BC. Semis (Bronze, 28 mm, 16.82 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Saturn to right; behind, S. Rev. ROMA Prow to right; above, S;. Crawford 56/3. Sydenham 143a. Green patina. Slightly porous and with scrapes on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 667
Anonymous, circa 206-195 BC. Light weight Semis (Bronze, 26 mm, 12.92 g, 3 h), Rome. Laureate head of Saturn to right; behind, S. Rev. ROMA Prow to right; above, S. Crawford 56/3. Sydenham 143a. Olive-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 668
Anonymous, after 211 BC. Triens (Bronze, 25 mm, 10.29 g, 1 h), Uncertain mint. Helmeted head of Minerva to right; above, four pellets. Rev. ROMA Prow to right; below, four pellets. Crawford 56/4. Sydenham 143b. Well centered with wide margins. Green and brown patina. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 669
Anonymous, after 211 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.97 g, 8 h), Rome. Head of Hercules to right, wearing lion skin; behind, three pellets. Rev. ROMA Prow to right; below, three pellets. Crawford 56/5. RBW 209. Sydenham 143c. Dark green patina. A little rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 670
Anonymous, 211-208 BC. Semis (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 15.94 g, 6 h), Uncertain mint in Sicily. Laureate head of Saturn to right; behind, S. Rev. ROMA Prow to right; above, grain ear and S; to right, C. Crawford 69/3b. Sydenham 310b. Dark green patina. A few cleaning scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 671
Anonymous, 211-208 BC. Triens (Bronze, 23 mm, 11.35 g, 9 h), Grain ear and KA series, Sicilian mint. Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above. Rev. ROMA Prow of galley right; grain ear above, (KA) to right. Crawford 69/4a. Sydenham 310c. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 672
Anonymous, 211-208 BC. Sextans (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.15 g, 4 h), Corn-ear and KA series, Sicilian mint. Draped bust of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; above, two pellets. Rev. ROMA Prow of galley right; above, grain ear; to right, KA monogram. Crawford 69/6a; Sydenham 310d. Green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 673
Anonymous, after 211 BC. Triens (Bronze, 26 mm, 11.68 g, 3 h), Uncertain mint. Helmeted head of Minerva to right; above, four pellets. Rev. ROMA Prow to right; below, four pellets. Crawford 72/6; Sydenham 195b. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 674
Anonymous, after 211 BC. Triens (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.68 g, 8 h), Luceria. Helmeted head of Minerva to right; above, four pellets. Rev. ROMA Prow to right; to right, L (retrograde); below, four pellets. Cf. Crawford 97/25. Sydenham -. Dark green patina. very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 675
P. Maenius, 194-190 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.85 g, 7 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. P · (MAE) / ROMA The Dioscuri, each holding spear in right hand and reins with left, on horseback right. Babelon (Maenia) 1. Crawford 138/1. Sydenham 351. Light surface corrosion on the highest points, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 676
Anonymous, 157-156 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.57 g, 4 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. ROMA Victory, holding whip in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping biga to right. Crawford 197/1a. RSC Anonymous 6. Sydenham 376. Lightly toned. A few scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 677
Atilius Saranus, 155 BC. Quadrans (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.40 g, 12 h), Rome. Head of Hercules right, wearing lion's skin headdress; behind, three pellets. Rev. SAR / ROMA Prow of galley right; to right, three pellets. Crawford 199/5. Sydenham 378c. Green patina with earthen deposits; nice, clear strike. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 678
Spurius Afranius, 150 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.76 g, 1 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. S AFRA / ROMA Victory, holding reins in right hand and wreath in left, driving galloping biga to right. Babelon (Afrania) 1. Crawford 206/1. Sydenham 388. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 679
M. Atilius Saranus, 148 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.54 g, 3 h), Rome. SAR(AN) Helmeted head of Roma to right; X below chin. Rev. M · ATE / ROMA The Dioscuri on horseback riding right. each holding couched lance in right hand. Babelon (Atilia) 8. Crawford 214/1c. Sydenham 308d. Attractively toned. Surface metal chipping along edges, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 680
L. Cupiennius, 147 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.45 g, 4 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, cornucopiae; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. L · C(VP) / ROMA The Dioscuri riding right, each holding couched lance in right hand. Babelon (Cupienna) 1. Crawford 218/1. Sydenham 404. Perfectly centered with attractive toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 681
L. Julius, 141 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.89 g, 9 h), Rome. XVI Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. L · I(VL)I / ROMA The Dioscuri, each holding spear in his right hand, on horseback right. Babelon (Julia) 1. Crawford 224/1. Sydenham 443. Good strike and centering. Some cleanable earthen deposits, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 682
Cn. Gellius, 138 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 4.11 g, 2 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; X behind; all within laurel wreath. Rev. CN · GEL / ROMA Mars driving galloping quadriga right, grasping Nerio beside him with right arm and holding shield on left. Babelon (Gellia) 1. Crawford 232/1. Sydenham 434. Attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 683
P. Aelius Paetus, 138 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.69 g, 7 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. P · PAETVS / ROMA The Dioscuri, each holding couched lance in his right hand, riding right. Babelon (Aelia) 3. Crawford 233/1. Sydenham 455. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 684
Ti. Veturius, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.94 g, 1 h), Rome. TI (VET) Helmeted and draped bust of Mars to right; behind, X. Rev. ROMA Oath-taking scene: Youth kneeling left, looking right, between two soldiers, each of them holding spear in their left hands and sword in their right hands which touches a pig held by the youth. Babelon (Veturia) 1. Crawford 234/1. Sydenham 527. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 685
Ti. Veturius, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.97 g, 3 h), Rome. TI (VET) Helmeted and draped bust of Mars to right; behind, X. Rev. ROMA Oath-taking scene: Youth kneeling left, looking right, between two soldiers, each of them holding spear in their left hands and sword in their right hands which touches a pig held by the youth. Babelon (Veturia) 1. Crawford 234/1. Sydenham 527. Toned. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 686
Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, 137 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.85 g, 9 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, jug; below chin, X. Rev. SEX · PO FOSTLVS / ROMA She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling Romulus and Remus; behind, the shepherd Faustulus standing to right; in background, birds in a fig tree. Babelon (Pompeia) 1. Crawford 235/1c. Sydenham 461a. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 687
Cn. Lucretius Trio, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.84 g, 7 h), Rome. TRIO Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, X. Rev. CN LVCR / ROMA The Dioscuri on horseback right, each holding spear in his right hand. Babelon (Lucretia) 1. Crawford 237/1a. Sydenham 450. Nice old collection toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 688
L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.69 g, 3 h), Rome. GRAG Helmeted head of Roma to right; denomination mark below chin. Rev. L · (ANTE)S / ROMA Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in right hand, scepter and reins in left, driving galloping quadriga right. Babelon (Antestia) 9. Crawford 238/1. Sydenham 451. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 689
C. Servilius M.f, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.79 g, 6 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, wreath; below to left, denomination mark. Rev. C · SERVEILI · M · F The Dioscuri riding apart. Babelon (Servilia) 1. Crawford 239/1. Sydenham 525. Numerous surface dings, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 690
C. Servilius M.f, 136 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.88 g, 5 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, wreath. Rev. C · SERVEILI · M · F The Dioscuri riding apart. Babelon (Servilia) 1. Crawford 239/1. Sydenham 525. Light scratches, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 691
L. Trebanius, 135 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.96 g, 12 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X (denomination mark). Rev. L · (TR)EB(AN)I / ROMA Jupiter driving quadriga to right, holding scepter and reins in his left hand and preparing to hurl thunderbolt with his right. Babelon (Trabania) 1. Crawford 241/1a. Sydenham 456. Nicely toned. Earthen deposits mainly on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An attractive example with an intriguing reverse
Lot 692
C. Augurinus, 135 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.85 g, 10 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; X below chin. Rev. C · A-VG Ionic column surmounted by statue; at base, two stalks of grain; on left, L. Minucius Augurinus standing right, holding patera and resting left foot on modius; on right, M. Minucius Faesus standing left, holding lituus in his right hand. Babelon (Minucia) 3. Crawford 242/1. Sydenham 463. Attractively struck, well centered and nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 693
M. Marcius Mn.f, 134 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.89 g, 5 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right, wearing earring and pearl necklace; behind, modius; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. M - (MAR) - C / RO - MA Victory driving galloping biga to right, holding the reins in her left hand and a whip in her right; below, two grain ears. Babelon (Marcia) 8. Crawford 245/1. Sydenham 500. Bold strike with lively horses. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 694
Publius Calpurnius, 133 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.86 g, 12 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. P · CALP / ROMA Venus, holding reins in right hand and whip in left, driving galloping biga right; above, Victory flying left, crowning Venus with wreath. Babelon (Calpurnia) 2. Crawford 247/1. Sydenham 468. Toned. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 695
L. Opimius, 131 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.96 g, 1 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; wreath behind, mark of value below chin. Rev. L · OPEIMI / ROMA Victory driving galloping quadriga right, holding reins in left hand and wreath in right. Babelon (Opimia) 12. Crawford 253/1. Sydenham 473. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 696
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, 128 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.74 g, 7 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma right; stalk of grain to left, denomination mark below chin. Rev. CN · DOM Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins in left hand and whip in right; below horses, man attacking lion with spear. Babelon (Domitia) 14. Crawford 261/1. Sydenham 514. With an interesting hunting scene on the reverse. Scratches in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 697
L. Caecilius Metellus Diadematus, 128 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.81 g, 5 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma right; denomination mark behind. Rev. ROMA Pax driving galloping biga right, holding olive branch in right hand, scepter and reins in left; below, elephant’s head right, wearing bell. Babelon (Caecilia) 38. Crawford 262/1 (Anonymous). Sydenham 496 (Anonymous). Bold strike with attractive toning. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 698
M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus, 127 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.81 g, 2 h), Rome. ROMA Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet; denomination mark below chin. Rev. M · METELLVS · Q · F · around Macedonian shield with elephant's head in central boss; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Caecilia) 29. Crawford 263/1a. Sydenham 480. Well centered and toned. very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 699
C. Caecilius Metellus Caprarius, 125 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 12 h). ROMA Head of Roma to right, wearing winged helmet ornamented with griffin's head; denomination mark below chin. Rev. C · METELLVS Jupiter, holding reins in right hand and thunderbolt with left, driving biga of elephants to left; above, Victory flying right, holding wreath with which to crown Jupiter. Babelon (Caecilia) 14. Crawford 269/1. Sydenham 485. Well centered and attractively toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 700
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, 116-115 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.85 g, 12 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. CN · DOMI Jupiter driving quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in his right hand. Babelon (Domitia) 7. Crawford 285/1. Sydenham 535. Die-rust on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 701
M. Sergius Silus, 116-115 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.77 g, 4 h), Rome. EX · S · C / ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. Q / M · SERGI / SILVS Helmeted cavalryman riding to left, holding sword and severed head of a barbarian warrior in right hand. Babelon (Sergia) 1. Crawford 286/1. Sydenham 534. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 702
Anonymous, 115 or 114 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.76 g, 9 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. Roma seated to right on pile of shields; in the fields above, two birds flying; before, she-wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Crawford 287/1. RSC Anonymous 176. Sydenham 530. Toned. Light porosity and a few scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 703
M. Cipius M.f, 115-114 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 2.67 g, 9 h), Rome. M · CIPI · M · F Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. ROMA Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins in left hand and palm branch tied with fillet in right; below horses, rudder. Babelon (Cipia) 1. Crawford 289/1. Sydenham 546. Deeply toned. Small puncture on helmet visor, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 704
M. Cipius M.f, 115-114 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16 mm, 3.79 g, 6 h), Rome. M · CIPI · M · F Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. ROMA Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins in left hand and palm branch tied with fillet in right; below horses, rudder. Babelon (Cipia) 1. Crawford 289/1. Sydenham 546. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 705
C. Fonteius, 114-113 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.80 g, 11 h), Rome. Laureate, janiform head of the Dioscuri; to left, M; to right, denomination mark. Rev. C · FONT / ROMA Galley with three rowers to left, horator at stern. Babelon (Fonteia) 1. Crawford 290/1. Sydenham 555. Lightly toned. Faint scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 706
Man. Aemilius Lepidus, 114-113 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.78 g, 6 h), Rome. RO(MA) Diademed and draped bust of Roma right; denomination mark behind. Rev. (MN) · AEMILIO / L-E-P Equestrian statue right atop aqueduct. Babelon (Aemilia) 7. Crawford 291/1. Sydenham 554. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 707
L. Philippus, 113-112 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.88 g, 5 h), Rome. Male head to right, wearing diademed helmet with goat's horns; below chin, Φ; behind, ROMA monogram. Rev. Equestrian statue on tablet inscribed L PHILIPPVS; below horse, XVI monogram. Babelon (Marcia) 12. Crawford 293/1. Sydenham 551. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Gladiatorial match
Lot 708
T. Didius, 113-112 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.68 g, 4 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; monogram of ROMA behind, denomination mark below. Rev. T · DEIDI Battle between gladiator armed with a whip and a shield, on the left, and one with a sword and shield on the right. Babelon (Didia) 2. Crawford 294/1. Sydenham 550. Excellent head of Roma. Some deposits and cleaning marks on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 709
L. Torquatus, 113-112 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.88 g, 6 h), Rome. RO(MA) Helmeted head of Roma to right; below chin, X; all within decorated torque. Rev. L · TORQVA / EX · S · C Warrior on horseback galloping left, holding spear in right hand and shield at his side; Q to right. Babelon (Manlia) 2. Crawford 295/1. Sydenham 545. Well centered and toned. Bankers' marks on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 710
Cn. Blasio Cn.f, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.87 g, 7 h), Rome. CN · BLASIO · CN · F Helmeted head of Mars (or Scipio Africanus?) to right; behind, palm branch; above, denomination mark. Rev. ROMA Jupiter, holding long scepter in right hand, standing between Juno and Minerva; between Jupiter and Minerva, monogram of AB. Babelon (Cornelia) 19. Crawford 296/1h. Sydenham 561c. Toned. Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 711
Ti. Quinctius, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.93 g, 9 h), Rome. Laureate bust of Hercules to left, seen from behind, wearing lion’s skin and holding club over far shoulder. Rev. TI Q / D · S · S incuse on tablet Two horses galloping left, a desultor riding the nearest one; above, F·; below, rat to left. Babelon (Quinctia) 6. Crawford 297/1. Sydenham 563. Old cabinet toning with light iridescence. Removed from NGC holder 4935646-011 graded XF. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 712
Ti. Quinctius, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.94 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate bust of Hercules to left, seen from behind, wearing lion’s skin and holding club over far shoulder. Rev. TI Q / D · S · S incuse on tablet Two horses galloping left, a desultor riding the nearest one; above, K/·; below, rat to left. Babelon (Quinctia) 6. Crawford 297/1. Sydenham 563. Bold strike with attractive cabinet toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 713
Lucius Caesius, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.75 g, 11 h), Rome. Bust of Apollo seen from behind to left, wearing a taenia and with a cloak over his left shoulder, hurling a thunderbolt with his right hand; to right, monogram of AP. Rev. L · CÆSI The Lares Praestites seated facing, turned slightly to right, each on a stool and each holding a long staff in his right hand; between them, dog standing right; to left and right, monograms of LA and PRE; above, between them, bust of Vulcan to left, wearing his cap and with tongs behind him to right. Babelon (Caesia) 1. Crawford 298/1. Sydenham 564. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 714
Lucius Caesius, 112-111 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.75 g, 1 h), Rome. Bust of Apollo seen from behind to left, wearing a taenia and with a cloak over his left shoulder, hurling a thunderbolt with his right hand; to right, monogram of AP. Rev. L · CÆSI The Lares Praestites seated facing, turned slightly to right, each on a stool and each holding a long staff in his right hand; between them, dog standing right; to left and right, monograms of LA and PRE; above, between them, bust of Vulcan to left, wearing his cap and with tongs behind him to right. Babelon (Caesia) 1. Crawford 298/1. Sydenham 564. Light scrape on obverse edge, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 715
Appius Claudius Pulcher, T. Manlius Mancius and Q. Urbinius, 111-110 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.95 g, 3 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, quadrangular device. Rev. AP · CL · T · (MANL) · Q · (VR) Victory, holding reins in both hands, driving galloping triga right. Babelon (Claudia) 2. Crawford 299/1a. Sydenham 570. Lightly toned and well-struck. good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 716
C. Claudius Pulcher, 110-109 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.91 g, 5 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. C · PVLCHER Victory, holding reins in both hands, driving galloping biga right. Babelon (Claudia) 1. Crawford 300/1. Sydenham 569. Bold strike and well centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 717
Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n, 65 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.96 g, 9 h), Rome. Radiate head of Sol to right; X below chin. Rev. (MN) · AQVIL / ROMA Luna driving galloping biga right, holding reins in both hands; crescent moon and three stars above, one star below. Babelon (Aquillia) 1. Crawford 303/1. Sydenham 557. A pleasing example with attractive toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 290 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 718
L. Memmius, 109-108 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.80 g, 8 h), Rome. Male head to right, wearing oak wreath; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. L · MEMMI The Dioscuri standing facing, each holding spear in right hand and bridle of his horse in left; star above each of their heads. Babelon (Memmia) 1. Crawford 304/1. Sydenham 558. Light toning. Scrape on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 719
L. Valerius Flaccus, 108-107 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.92 g, 4 h), Rome. Draped bust of Victory to right; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. L · VALERI / FLACCI Mars walking left, holding spear in his right hand and trophy over his left shoulder; before, apex; behind, grain-ear. Babelon (Valeria) 11. Crawford 306/1. Sydenham 565. Iridescent toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 720
C. Sulpicius C.f. Galba, 106 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.67 g, 12 h), Rome. D · P · P Jugate and laureate heads of the Dei Penates to left. Rev. C · SV(LP)ICI · C · F Two male figures standing facing one another, each holding a spear in his right hand and with his left pointing at a sow which lies between them; F above. Babelon (Sulpicia) 1. Crawford 312/1. Sydenham 572. Well centered. about very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 721
Lucius Aurelius Cotta, 105 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.93 g, 8 h), Rome. Draped bust of Vulcan to right, wearing laureate pileus; behind, mark of value above tongs; below chin, O·; all within wreath. Rev. L · COT Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, wings displayed and head left; all within laurel wreath. Crawford 314/1b; Sydenham 577; Aurelia 21. Babelon (Aurelia) 21. Crawford 314/1b. Sydenham 577. Well-centered and bold. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 722
L. Thorius Balbus, 105 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.83 g, 8 h), Rome. I · S · M · R Head of Juno Sospita to right, wearing goat's skin headdress. Rev. L · THORIVS / BALBVS Bull charging right; above, S. Babelon (Thoria) 1. Crawford 316/1. Sydenham 598. Well centered and lightly toned. A few areas with hairline scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 723
Q. Thermus M.f, 103 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.89 g, 12 h), Rome. Head of Mars to left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with plume and annulet. Rev. Q · (THE)RM · (MF) Two warriors fighting, each armed with a sword in his right hand and a shield on his left arm; the one on the left protects a fallen comrade, the other wears horned helmet. Babelon (Minucia) 19. Crawford 319/1. Sydenham 592. Light iridescent toning. An attractive, well struck example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 724
L. Julius L.f. Caesar, 103 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.98 g, 4 h), Rome. CAESAR Helmeted head of Mars to left; above, ./D/. Rev. L.IVLI.L.F Venus in biga of cupids to left; above, ./D/. Babelon (Julia) 4. Crawford 320/1. Sydenham 593. Toned. Struck a little off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 725
C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus, 102 BC. Denarius (Silver, 22 mm, 3.83 g, 2 h), Rome. Veiled and turreted head of Cybele right; behind, ·/C. Rev. C · FABI · C · F Victory, holding goad in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping biga right; below, stork standing right. Babelon (Fabia) 15. Crawford 322/1a. Sydenham 589. Light scratches and roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 726
M. Servilius C.f, 100 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.84 g, 10 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; P to left. Rev. M · SERVEILI C · F Two warriors, a Roman and a barbarian, fighting on foot, each armed with sword in right hand and shield on left arm, horse prancing behind each; H in exergue. Babelon (Servilia) 13. Crawford 327/1. Sydenham 602. Well-centered and lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 727
C. Allius Bala, 92 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.78 g, 3 h), Rome. BALA Diademed female head (Diana?) to right; C below chin. Rev. C · ALLI Diana driving galloping biga of stags right, holding spear and reins in left hand, torch in right; grasshopper below; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Aelia) 4Crawford 336/1b. Sydenham 595. Toned. Banker's mark on cheek, corrosion on edge, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 728
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.78 g, 3 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, headdress of Isis. Rev. L PISO FRVGI Horseman galloping right, holding palm branch in right hand, reins in left; below, CXXVIII. Babelon (Calpurnia) 11. Crawford 340/1. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 729
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.81 g, 3 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, D; below chin, D. Rev. L PISO FRVGI / LXXIIII Horseman galloping right, holding palm branch in right hand, reins in left. Babelon (Calpurnia) 11. Crawford 340/1. Sydenham 665. Toned and well-centered. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 730
Q. Titius, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.27 g, 10 h), Rome. Head of young Bacchus (or Liber) to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Q · TITI Pegasus springing right on tablet. Babelon (Titia) 2. Crawford 341/2. Sydenham 692. Strong strike. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 731
Q. Titius, 90 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 14 mm, 1.89 g, 5 h), Rome. Draped and winged bust of Victory to right. Rev. Q · TITI Pegasus leaping right. Babelon (Titia) 3. Crawford 341/3. King 44. Sydenham 693. Toned. Light scratches and flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 732
C. Vibius C.f. Pansa, 90 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.81 g, 5 h), Rome. PANSA Laureate head of Apollo to right; below chin, bucranium. Rev. C · VIBIVS · C · F Minerva driving galloping quadriga to right, holding spear and reins in right hand, trophy over shoulder in left. Babelon (Vibia) 2. Crawford 342/5b. Sydenham 684. Minor deposits and porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Abduction of the Sabine women
Lot 733
L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus, 89 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.80 g, 5 h), Rome. SABIN Bare head of King Tatius to right; TA monogram to right. Rev. L · TITVRI The Abduction of the Sabine Women: two soldiers, facing each other, each carrying off a Sabine woman in his arms. Babelon (Tituria) 1. Crawford 344/1a. Sydenham 698. Well centered and struck with a fine portrait of King Tatius. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 734
Cn. Lentulus Clodianus, 88 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.79 g, 6 h), Rome. Helmeted bust of Mars to right, seen from behind, wearing balteus over right shoulder with parazonium, vertical spear behind left shoulder. Rev. CN · LENTVL Victory, holding wreath in outstretched right hand and reins in left driving galloping biga right. Babelon (Cornelia) 50. Crawford 345/1. Sydenham 702. Lightly toned and attractive. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 735
L. Rubrius Dossenus, 87 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.78 g, 1 h), Rome. DOS-SEN Laureate head of Neptune to right, with trident behind his neck. Rev. [L · RVBRI] Victory advancing to right, holding wreath and palm frond; altar to right. Babelon (Rubria) 4. Crawford 348/4. Sydenham 708. Nicely toned. Flan fault on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 45 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 736
M. Fannius and L. Critonius, 86 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 4.22 g, 6 h), Rome. AED · PL Wreathed and draped bust of Ceres to right. Rev. M · FAN · L · CR(IT) The aediles M. Fannius and L. Critonius seated right; PA (publico argento) behind, ear of grain before. Babelon (Critonia) 1a. Crawford 351/1. Sydenham 717. Scarce issue. Well struck and nicely toned. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 737
L. Julius Bursio, 85 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.99 g, 12 h), Rome. Laureate, winged and draped bust of Apollo Vejovis to right, trident at shoulder; behind, shepherd's staff. Rev. L · IVLI · BVRSIO Victory driving galloping quadriga to right, holding reins in her left hand and wreath in her right; above, CA. Babelon, (Julia) 5. Crawford 352/1c. Sydenham 728d. Attractive light toning with golden hues. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 738
Mn. Fonteius C.f, 85 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19.5 mm, 3.96 g, 6 h), Rome. (MN) FO(NT)EI C · F Laureate head of Vejovis to right; below, thunderbolt; below chin, monogram of ROMA. Rev. The infant Genius seated on goat right; above, pilei of the Dioscuri; in exergue, filleted thyrsus; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Fonteia) 9. Crawford 353/1a. Sydenham 724. Attractively toned. Small mark in obverse field, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 739
Mn. Fonteius C.f, 85 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.90 g, 6 h), Rome. (MN) FO(NT)EI C · F Laureate head of Vejovis to right; below, thunderbolt. Rev. The infant Genius seated on goat right; in the fields, pilei of the Dioscuri; in exergue, filleted thyrsus; all within laurel wreath. Babelon (Fonteia) 10. Crawford 353/1c. Sydenham 724a. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 740
P. Crepusius, 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.82 g, 1 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right, with scepter on his far shoulder; behind, E; below chin, farming implement. Rev. P · CREPVSI Horseman to right, brandishing spear with his right hand; in left field, CCTXXXIIII. Babelon (Crepusia) 1. Crawford 361/1c. Sydenham 738a. Excellent strike with perfect centering and nice toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Man's best friend
Lot 741
C. Mamilius Limetanus, 82 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 19 mm, 3.85 g, 3 h), Rome. Draped bust of Mercury to right, wearing winged petasos and with caduceus over his left shoulder; behind head, E. Rev. C · MAMIL LIME(TA)N Ulysses standing right, holding staff in his left hand and extending his right towards his dog Argus who is barking in greeting on the right. Babelon (Mamilia) 6. Crawford 362/1. Sydenham 741. Lightly toned and with an iconic reverse. Striking weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 742
M. Porcius Cato, 89 BC. Quinarius (Silver, 13 mm, 1.64 g, 7 h), Rome. M · C(AT)O · PRO · PR Head of Liber to right, wearing ivy-wreath. Rev. VIC(TR)IX Victory seated right, holding patera in her right hand and palm-branch in her left. Babelon (Porcia) 11. Crawford 462/2. Sydenham 1054a. Toned. Minor roughness and banker's mark on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 743
Q. Antonius Balbus, 83-82 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.82 g, 5 h), Rome. S · C Laureate head of Jupiter to right; below chin, A·. Rev. Q ·(ANT)O · B(AL)B / PR Victory driving galloping quadriga right, holding wreath in right hand, reins and palm branch in left. Babelon, (Antonia) 1b. Crawford 364/1c; Sydenham 742a. Light toning with deeper hues around the devices. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 744
C. Annius T.f. T.n, 82-81 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.81 g, 11 h), Rome. C · ANNI · T · F · T · N · PRO · COS · EX · S · C Diademed and draped female bust to right; below, · R ·. Rev. L · FABI · L · F · HISP / Q Victory, holding palm branch in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping quadriga to right. Babelon (Annia) 2, (Fabia) 17. Crawford 366/1b. Sydenham 748a. Well centered with pleasing iridescent tones. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 745
L. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus, 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16.5 mm, 3.82 g, 7 h), mint moving with Sulla in Italy. L · MANLI - PRO · Q Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. L · SVLLA · IM Sulla driving slow quadriga to right; above, Victory flying left, crowning him with wreath held in right hand. Babelon (Manlia) 4. Crawford 367/5. Sydenham 757. A desirable example, nicely toned and struck on good metal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A serrated fourrée
Lot 746
A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus, 81 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver plated bronze, 19 mm, 2.56 g, 1 h), Rome. HISPAN Veiled head of Hispania to right. Rev. A · POST · A · F S · N · (AL)BIN Togate figure standing to left, saluting, with his right hand, legionary eagle to left, and with his left in the folds of his toga; to right, fasces bound with axe. Babelon (Postumia) 8. Crawford 372/2. Sydenham 746. Core exposed on the obverse before Hispania's nose and chin. good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 747
A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus, 81 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 18 mm, 3.79 g, 3 h), Rome. HISPAN Veiled head of Hispania to right. Rev. [A ·] POST · A · F S · N · (AL)BIN Togate figure standing to left, saluting, with his right hand, legionary eagle to left, and with his left in the folds of his toga; to right, fasces bound with axe. Babelon (Postumia) 8. Crawford 372/2. Sydenham 746. Nicely toned and well-struck. Faint scratch on cheek, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
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